Sunday, September 27, 2009

{transformation of the small details}


No big projects or transformations today...
Just an accumulation of little ones here and there around the house,
"Metting it into a Fall Mode!"

First the mantel...
Dressed in autumn color.
{Sorry for the pics, still using daughter's camera}

Found the brass fan screen a few weeks ago at an estate/yard sale here in town.
It still needs to be cleaned and probably is one of the more expensive things I have ever purchased at a yard sale...$27.00. But it is in perfect condition and I've looked for one of these for years!


Moving on the kitchen...
Last night I was down on the floor in my kitchen, taping off the frame of the picture below. {Which was another yard sale find many months ago.}
Ashley walked in and asked what I was doing, and I told her...."making (painting) a chalkboard."
She replied, "Oh mom, that is so old, everybody's already DONE THAT!"
Okay...so I am a little behind, but now "everybody" includes me too! :)

Just need to get some chalk...
Found the cute little dish towel at Walgreens for $1.99.
Added the leopard print ribbon for a more "boutique" look.
On to the Laundry Room..
I used the truck filled with pumpkins, in my living room last year.
{Found it and the glittered pumpkins at Marshall's.}
Added coppery orange ribbon and now it sits above the dryer.
While browsing blogs the other night, I happened upon a super cute blog, full of wonderful inspiration, The Happy Homebody, by Angie.
I borrowed the idea below from her.
You can see her version of my imitation {here.}
If you haven't already, I encourage you to visit her! Her home is so bright and pretty:)
I took pictures of my process, but downloading them didn't work out. Essentially, I used one of the pumpkins from the black truck above. I cut it in half with a super sharp knife, very slowly, so it wouldn't disfigure the glittery finish and shape. For the background paper, I used tan cardstock and stamped it with "G's". Removed the glass from my frame, then hot-glued the pumpkin and ribbon to it.


Please visit...
~ Susan, at Between Naps on the Porch, for more projects and transformations.
~Rhoda, at Southern Hospitality, (Mon),
AND Diane, at A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words, (Tues),
for more second-hand treasures.
~~~
"Winter is an etching,
spring a watercolor,
summer an oil painting
and autumn
a mosiac of them all."
~unknown
~Rhonda

45 comments:

Blue Creek Home said...

I love the truck full of glitter pumpkins!!
And your chalkboard is great!
Rhonda

Kammy said...

I love your pumpkin picture - I may have to steal that one - love it !!!
Kammy

Darlene said...

Everything looks so WONDERFUL. I remember that truck from last year and I still LOVE it!!! Your pumpkin picture turned out great and I bet you use that chalkboard all the time!! I LOVE mine!

Amelia said...

Love all your fall decorating...I too copied a pumpkin from Angie...check out my blog to see how mine turned out...I sure like fast easy craft things...and yet each one is an original. Perhaps, chalk boards are "Old" but I want to do one too...you have inspired me.

Have a fun week.

Brenda said...

Well, I'm really behind. I bought chalkboard paint months ago. And I have yet to use it! You got some good stuff and your fall decorating is looking great!
Brenda

bj said...

Hi, Scooter...I haven't "seen" you in awhile. Blogland is so huge now, I stay lost half the time.
I love all your fall decorating..especially love that brass fireplace screen and I think you got a great deal on it...
Come by when you have time..
xo bj

bj said...

I just signed up to follow so I won't lose you again!! :O)

Michelle said...

To tell you the truth I'd rather get 10 little naggy things done then 1 big project! It's the little things that make a house a home, not raking leaves in the yard!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Everything is so pretty, and really like the pumpkin picture.

Dresser Girl said...

I love it! Your pictures and ideas are GREAT!!

Shelia said...

Hi Rhonda! Oh, I love seeing your beautiful home! Love all of your great fall projects and everything looks wonderful.

Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Mimi@Life At Mimi's House said...

How cute is that pumpkin. Looks easy enough, think I will give it a try with a little one that I have already. Love your blog!

Julie said...

Love all your fall decorating.... I am having a give a-way do hope you can stop over...
xoxo
Julie

Angie said...

Everything looks great! Your framed pumpkin is way cuter than mine!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

That frame with the pumpkin is just the cutest!

blessings
mary

Rita @ Goodwill Haunting said...

Love the frame with the cute pumpkin ... so don't feel so bad, I still haven't made a chalkboard iem ... I am SO behind at the end of the line on this!

Sheri said...

what a lovely home! I can't even focus on one single thing!

I have a linky party going on over at my place, check it out! http://theshadesofpink.blogspot.com/2009/09/room-month-shade-tutorial.html

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE Autumn... nice festive foilage!!!

onlymehere said...

I always love what you do. Tell Ashley not every one has done a chalkboard....I haven't! Okay, if the decorating world waited on me we'd never change our decorations. It's so sad but life's been so crazy I haven't had the time or the energy to do anything about any of this. It's amazing bz I used to decorate for every holiday and season and move things around and keep things interesting. The past couple of years I haven't done much of anything with decorating. Life's had my focus and energies going in other directions. This is why I was only half teasing about you coming and seeing me and decorating my house! Oh well, we'll have to do Christmas early bz Travis leaves Dec. 9th and I want it all decorated for him before he leaves. Okay, now I just realized I'm rambling.........lol!

Kathy said...

Everything looks just wonderful, Rhonda! I am crazy for your brass fireplace fan. You got a bargain!
Kathy

Leanne said...

I love all your Fall decor, especially the little glittery framed pumpkin. Thanks for sharing. I'm having a giveaway tomorrow. Stop by and enter to win if you get a chance.

Lou Cinda said...

I am so glad you visited my blog because it led me right here to you! Your home is beautiful!! I love those glitter pumpkins and have some myself! I luuuurve glitter!!! I am a follower!!

Lou Cinda

niartist said...

such a beautiful home! we have the same candle holders (mantle) though I haven't used mine in a while. You've given me some inspiration to pull them out again! :) Thanks for sharing!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

All of your projects are just gorgeous. I love all the ideas and wonderful inspiration. Hugs, Marty

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I still need to make me a chalkboard. So not quite everyone has been there, done that. lol. Loved all your projects. You've done good.

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Gorgeous! You have inspired me!

Cathy said...

All of your fall decorating is beautiful!!! I love the piece on your fireplace!!!

Your home is lovely!!!

Enjoy!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Myrna said...

Great transformations! I love all the fall decor! Very cute blog, you have!
Blessings!
Myrna

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi Rhonda !!!!!! I agree with BJ, I have been lost also . I have way too many blogs to keep up with and not nearly enough time !
I'm following you now though, I signed up while I was here.

Your chalk board I love ! I have been meaning to make one.The pumpkin on the frame is just darling !

Miss Mustard Seed said...

I love the framed pumpkin and all of your other fall decorations. I am ready for the leaves to change!

Heidi said...

Hi Rhonda,
Well, you should be proud of yourself for accomplishing all that Fall decorating. I think the little things take a lot more time to finish, because first you have to remember to do them!! The big things are always screaming at you: fix me, take care of me!! At least that's how it is around here!
Thanks for visiting, glad you liked my mantel - believe me I was thrilled when I found it!
Hope you'll come back soon for my giveaway!
XO
Heidi - Heart and Home

SmilingSally said...

You are spending your time wisely, and your house shows it! I love that fireplace screen.

Sharing with Sherri said...

Hi! and thanks for stopping by to visit and offering your painting advice!

Love your fall decor! The pumpkin in the frame turned out so cute!

Barb said...

your little wire car looking piece gave me an idea.
i have two little wire garden pot holders i just put away from the garden area.
I'll drag them back out and decorated them for fall!!

thanks

barbara jean

Pearl said...

Oh my goodness! I love it all ♥ ... Your sweet pumpkin with the "G"s is just adorable ... excellent job! I still don't have a chalkboard, and most likely it will stay that way ... love the frame around yours ... did you get any chalk yet?! Thanks bunches for your visits ... regarding the postcards - most of them are from my old 'n ever-growing digital collection ... some from Mom, and from here 'n there ... I hope you and your dear family are all well ... are you getting any sleep, at all, with buzzin' around getting ready for the tour? Please take some time out for yourself ... you're so worth it!
Sending along my love 'n prayers ...

~ hugs ~
Pearl ♥

jeanne said...

Hi Rhonda, I love all of your crafty ideas for fall. Your fireplace screen is a bargain. I paid 75.00 for mine. It looks great. The vintage truck and the pumpkins is a great look. I love all of your ideas but the best one is cutting that pumpkin in half. Good job and very cute.

Have a great day.

Hugs, Jeanne

Sherri S said...

I saw a brass fireplace screen exactly like yours this past weekend at a yardsale. I didn't price it as I couldn't use it. But I do remember it! All of your Fall decor is just adorable!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Rhonda... this post is full of great inspiration for fall. That little truck with the pumpkins is as cute as can be, and I like your chalkboard. GOOD job!

I'm still without a computer and am on a friend's right now. I think I'll get back to blogging next week.

Love to you...

XO,

Sheila :-

Marla said...

Your little glittery pumpkins are adorable, I love how you framed one. The pumpkins in the truck are so cute too. Good ideas, thanks for sharing. Marla

SILVIA said...

hi Rhonda, its so nice to meet you!. thank you for stopping by and your lovely comment..
you have a very nice home and i'm loving the fall decor on you mantle, it looks lovely..thanks again and come back to visit soon...have a great day .

Silvia..

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Rhonda, you just have that special touch...love all you do, especially that chalkboard!

Thanks so much for linking to 2nd Time Around!

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

I saw Angie's pumpkin, your's is cute too! Your chalkboard turned out great! Those are always so much fun to have!

Manuela

Monogram Queen said...

You know I always love when you share your decor. It will take time but my home will be up to speed in a few years too - and I could do with a few good estate sales. Nothing but CRAP around here :(

RobinfromCA said...

I have never visited your blog before but your home and your decor are just lovely. You definitely chose the right idea to borrow - it's wonderful and now I think I need to make one too! What a steal on your fireplace screen - those are usually so expensive. I'll definitely be back again.

BTW - I need to make a new chalkboard too so some of us haven't quite done that. :-)

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

Everything looks great!! I do love that chalkboard (and I STILL haven't done that yet - LOL)! And that little pumpkin picture project is absolutely adorable!